Vacuum/Vapor Coating

Idvac's Polymer Nanolayer Protects Metallized Copper

Vaccum-deposited nanolayer is designed for variety of uses in security, decorative, packaging, agriculture and solar markets.

Liquid Coating

Doerken Adds Staff for Business Development

New staff supports construction, agriculture and industrial applications, as well as application technology.


George Koch Sons Acquires Jessup Engineering

Jessup is a Rochester Hills, Michigan-based company with more than 45 years experience providing automated finishing systems to the aerospace, automotive, industrial and agriculture industries.

Powder Coating

How KVF Quad in East Moline Survives in a Dwindling Manufacturing Industry

Television station WQAD shows us that when companies like John Deere suffer, so too does KVF Quad Corporation, which does a lot of business related to the ag industry.


Crown Group earns John Deere Supplier of the Year and Partner-level Supplier

Crown Group is a supplier of coating services to John Deere’s Tractor Cab and Assembly Operations in Waterloo, Iowa.

Pollution Control

Columbia Chemical Gains Approvals As Preferred Supplier For Zinc And Zinc-Alloy Plating Processes

Gains approvals from John Deere, GM, NCR and Alfagomma after processes were subjected to rigorous testing at each facility.


PPG recognized as John Deere Supplier of the Year

PPG selected in appreciation of its dedication to providing products and services of outstanding quality, its risk-minimizing Secure Launch Excellence process and its commitment to continuous improvement.


George Koch Sons Acquiring Price Industries

Grand Rapids based company has more than 30 years experience in material handling systems for the aerospace, automotive, industrial, military and agriculture industries.

Pollution Control

Caterpillar's Jim Blass is NASF SUR/FIN Keynote Speaker

Blass is responsible for Global Product Validation including vehicle, engine, drivetrain, sound, dynamic, structural, certifications.

Liquid Coating

PPG Earns John Deere Recognition As A Partner-Level Supplier

Program created in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.

Liquid Coating

PPG will supply new Caterpillar plant in Arkansas

Motor grader assembly plant will be in North Little Rock


Measuring the Surface Area of Fasteners

How do you measure the surface area of a threaded fastener? How much coating would you put on it? How thick of a coating? What about non-threaded fasteners? The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, of all people, may have come up with the solution for those pondering how to coat sometimes-difficult small pieces using computer imaging and software to compute the area.

Liquid Coating

Painting Structural Steel

Question: Can I ask which is the best paint to use for painting heavy-gauge steel frame work in the construction industry?

Deerest Memories

Though I'm sure that you've got a lot of work to do, I hope you'll take 10 minutes out of your day to read this month's cover story about The John Deere Des Moines Works.


Special Coating System Keeps John Deere’s Gator® Utility Vehicles Looking Good Under the Toughest Conditions

Best known for their use on farms and golf courses, John Deere’s Gator® off-road utility vehicles, which can travel up to 18 miles per hour, were enlisted for more patriotic duties following the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.

Liquid Coating

Software Improves Production Quality

New software installed at John Deere Welland Works allows the company to monitor color, oven temperature, paint viscosity and other parameters…